United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Linking Climate To Security

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Linking Climate To Security: India voted against a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) linking climate to security, saying it was an attempt to shift climate talks from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to the Security Council and a “step backward” for collective […]

Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021: Parliament has passed the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The bill will replace the ordinance promulgated in this regard. The Bill seeks to amend the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003. The Act provides for the constitution of a Central Vigilance Commission to conduct inquiries into offenses alleged to […]

Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021: Parliament has passed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill will replace the ordinance promulgated in this regard. The Bill seeks to amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. Under the Act, the minimum tenure of the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation is […]

National Energy Conservation Day 2021

National Energy Conservation Day 2021: The National Energy Conservation Day is observed on December 14th, every year by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The day focuses on making people aware of global warming and climate change and promotes efforts towards saving energy resources. It also highlights the achievements of the country in the fields […]

Pinaka Extended Range Rocket System

Pinaka Extended Range Rocket System: The DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) successfully test fired the Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER) Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). Earlier, the DRDO also launched the Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo System (SMART). The Pinaka, a Multi-Barrel Rocket-Launcher (MBRL) system named after Shiva’s bow, can fire a salvo of 12 rockets […]

Deposit Insurance And Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Bill, 2021

Deposit Insurance And Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Bill, 2021: The Prime Minister said that Rs 1,300 crore had been paid to over 1 lakh depositors who could not access their money as their banks faced financial crises. The deposits worth Rs 76 lakh crore were insured under the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) […]

Supreme Court on Highway Widening in Char Dham

Char Dham: The Supreme Court has allowed carriageways of three highways to be widened to 10m as part of the Char Dham roads project after modifying its earlier order limiting the width to 5.5m. A three-judge Supreme Court bench modified an earlier, September 2020 order by another three-judge bench directing that three highways being laid […]

Earthquake in Eastern Indonesia

Earthquake Struck Eastern Indonesia: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia. The epicentre was in the Flores Sea, north of East Nusa Tenggara province. Indonesia sit along the Ring of Fire region, an area where most of the world’s volcanic eruptions occur. The Ring of Fire has seen a large amount of activity in recent days, […]